The Fourth Edition of the Tenerife International Film Music Festival, FIMUCITÉ, will present the world premiere of Bear McCreary’s The Battlestar Galactica Symphony on Friday, July 9, 2010. Conducted by renowned composer Bear McCreary, The Battlestar Galactica Symphony will be performed by the Battlestar Galactica Orchestra together with the Symphonic Orchestra of Tenerife and the Tenerife Film Choir in the Tenerife Auditorium. The program will include excerpts from the entire four season run of the series.
At the age of 24, Bear McCreary was launched into pop culture with his score to the SyFy channel hit, Battlestar Galactica, which features ‘the most innovative music on TV today’ (Variety). Four seasons and seventy-five episodes later, Battlestar Galactica is universally revered, having won the prestigious Peabody Award and special recognition from the United Nations.
His Battlestar Galactica score has been described as "sharp and sensitive" (The Wall Street Journal), "a key element in establishing the show's dark, complex tone," (The Hollywood Reporter) and "rich, raw, oddly stirring... kick-ass and powerful as hell" (E! Online). It "fits the action so perfectly, it's almost devastating: a sci-fi score like no other," (NPR). Seasons One, Two, Three and Four of his best-selling Battlestar Galactica soundtrack albums have rocketed up the Amazon.com Top Music Sales Charts, reaching the #1 sales spot in both television and movie soundtrack lists. The most recent album, Season 4, cracked into Amazon.com's Top 5 Music Sales and charted in the Billboard Top 150.
Under the direction of composer and conductor Bear McCreary, The Battlestar Galactica Orchestra features Raya Yarbrough (vocals), Brendan McCreary (vocals and guitars), Steve Bartek (guitars), Paul Cartwright (electric violin), Chris Bleth (ethnic woodwinds), M.B. Gordy (percussion). This unique combination of the symphonic, ethnic, rock and percussive realms will make this concert the most complete live performance of McCreary’s visionary Battlestar Galactica score ever.
FIMUCITÉ 4 occurs from July 5-10 in the Canary Islands town of Tenerife, and is sponsored by the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, Canary Islands Government and Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna City Councils.
FIMUCITÉ 4 presents the International Premiere of Bear McCreary The Battlestar Galactica Symphony on July 9, 2010, at 9PM, at the Auditorium of Tenerife.
For information about FIMUCITÉ 4 and instructions how to purchase tickets visit www.fimucite.com